Jesus isn’t just a way maker; He, Himself, is the Way!

Sometimes people dim the light of Christ because they don’t like His brightness in their eyes. Many people block the light of Jesus with their own shadow. Then they can’t understand why their life is so dark.

Since death couldn’t hold Him down; we shouldn’t hold Him back. Let the risen Jesus flow freely in your heart! I know Jesus is alive like I know I have consciousness. There’s an overwhelming awareness inside me that can’t be denied!

Forget about finding yourself. You might not like what you find. Instead, find the living Jesus. Some focus backward on the historical Jesus; some focus forward on the soon coming King! I prefer to focus on Jesus in the now!

The best way to live life is by obedience to an inner presence, not by a procedure:
“Christ in you,  the hope of glory.” The way “we’ve always done it” may not be God’s best way! Experiencing and getting to know the resurrected Jesus will set your heart on fire!

Let go of whatever’s between you and God. It’s very easy to lay out a plan for Jesus to follow, instead of letting Him be the Way for us to follow. Jesus is the Way, but too often we want a half-way. When we refuse to bend God’s way, we’re often broken into pieces by our self-way.

Follow Jesus. He knows how to lead you. Trust Him & obey what He tells you. You’re problems won’t weigh so much when you’re following Jesus, the living Way!  If you don’t know the Way, get to know Him. His name is Jesus & He has made Himself
accessible to you. Jesus’ way is the high way! Why follow a lower way?

If you feel like you’ve lost your way, that might be Jesus calling you to His way. There’s always a more anointed & effective way to follow Jesus. Find it! The way is not religion, methodolgy, or programs. The Way is the risen Jesus! When God gave us the living Way, Jesus; He took away our excuses.

Following the majority will lead you astray & even wreck your day. But if you follow the living Way (Jesus), you’ll be okay! My way makes messes. Christ’s way creates completeness. There are many ways you can choose to live your life; but there is only one living Way. His name is Jesus. When you can’t find your way, let go and let God work His way.

The body of Christ isn’t a classroom. It’s a living, interactive organism. When God’s ordinary people are kept silent in church, their collective wisdom is fenced off from the congregation.

People forget sermons, but they remember how church made them feel. We need to help people feel Jesus’ presence. If church is always programmed ahead of time, how can Jesus demonstrate that He can direct a meeting all by Himself? Christ-followers don’t need a script to speak from the heart. Just open your mouth & let the risen Jesus speak through you.

Awe, a deep & overwhelming inner stirring, always happens when we become aware of the presence of Jesus. Jesus doesn’t always follow the road of tradition. Sometimes He blazes a new trail that’s out of the box & even uncomfortable. If you feel stuck with the way things are right now, begin to follow the risen Jesus. He makes all things new!

Don’t go astray.
Stand up for
Your right
To say no
To living the wrong way.

If nothing’s going right, perhaps you’ve left the right way.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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